Finally, I had the chance to check out one of the coolest tours in town: Helsinki Horror Walk. The 2-hour-long walk took us from the Katajanokka Prison Hotel to the very center of the city. On the way we got to hear intriguing ghost stories, urban legends and local mysteries.
Raul Garcia’s animated anthology of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, Extraordinary Tales, was actually my first pick at this years festival. There’s a couple of good reasons. Firstly, I love horror and Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, and secondly, in the near past I’ve worked on some puppet animation myself.
Good start to this years festival. My next two movies were somewhat related, though not in the most obvious way. I’ll go into that later. The concept for The Lobster is hilarious: “In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged…